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upper right plate printed in black ink: THAMES POLIC / W[covered by image of a sail]PING WHARF / YOR[covered]IRK [covered] TILL COMPAN; lower right plate printed in black ink: Whistler 1859.; lower center in graphite by unknown hand: Thames Police

Marks and Labels

lower right verso collector's stamp in blue of Howard Mansfield: HM [circled] [Lugt L.1342]


Howard Mansfield, New York NY; Julius Garfinckel, Washington, DC; bequest to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1938; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Kennedy, Edward G. The etched work of Whistler, illustrated by reproductions in collotype of the different states of the plates. 6 vols. New York: Grolier Club, 1910.
MacDonald, Margaret, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock..James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné.University of Glasgow, 2012. on-line website at